Anna Hop

Mąż i żona

Husband and Wife,
photo Ewa Krasucka, Teatr Wielki - Opera Narodowa

Mąż i żona
Husband and Wife,
photo Ewa Krasucka, Teatr Wielki - Opera Narodowa

Choreographer, director, teacher, dancer. An award-winning creator of such productions as Exodus, Husband and Wife, Pupa (Polish National Ballet), parts of Fordlandia for L. Lacarra and M. Golding (Ballet Dortmund), The Carnival of the Animals (Wrocław Opera), Bajki Ci opowiem… (Szczecin Opera), In her hair and Moving to… (Den Norske Opera & Ballett). Her works have been shown in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, France, Norway, Poland, Spain and the United States. She has worked for the Polish National Ballet since 2009.


The Mysterians
2022, Antwerp
2021, Warsaw
Close & Stillness (Fordlandia)
2020, Dortmund, Terrassa, Bilbao, Madrid, Tenerife, Oviedo, Murcia, Huelva, Zaragoza, Mallorca, Donosti, Santander, Biarritz, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, A Coruna
Husband and Wife
2019, Warsaw
2018, Warsaw, Rome
The Carnival of the Animals
2017, Wrocław
In her hair
2016, Oslo, Trondheim
2015, Warsaw, Radom
Moving to...
2014, Oslo, Warsaw
Bajki ci opowiem...
2013, Szczecin


individual award for stage movement in "Księżniczka na opak wywrócona" directed by Marcin Hycnar at the 23rd Comedy Festival TALIA in Tarnów
2019, Tarnów
Bronisława Niżyńska Award at the National Competition "Dance Pearls" for the best dance production in Poland: "The Carnival of the Animals"
2019, Warsaw
Third Prize at the ZAiKS Association Competition for a children's ballet
2017, Warsaw
winner of the 6th International Competition "Golden Pointe Shoes"
2007, Szczecin
winner of the 15th Wojciech Wiesiołłowski National Dance Competition in Gdańsk
2007, Gdańsk

Husband and Wife


Polish National Ballet


  • Anna Hop director, choreographer, librettist
  • Stanisław Moniuszko composer ("Na kwaterunku")
  • Wojciech Kostrzewa composer (interludes)
  • Małgorzata Szabłowska set, lighting and video projections designer
  • Maciej Zień costume designer
  • Piotr Staniszewski conductor

Performance synopsis

A one-act ballet by Anna Hop based on Aleksander Fredro's comedy of the same title. A humorous soap opera about a love quadrangle told in the language of dance. Elwira and Wacław - a married couple in a crisis, Alfred - an insincere friend of Wacław, and Justysia - a calculating maid. An explosive cocktail with a twist in the finale. “I haven't seen anything so wonderfully light, witty and yet open to tradition in years. Brilliant!" Professor Bogdan Zakrzewski

Duration75" Crew *17 Artists14
Premiere 2019-04-06, Warsaw

* cast plus technical support

Promotional details
  • Music by Stanisław Moniuszko (to the ballet "Na kwaterze") and Wojciech Kostrzewa (interludes) plus fragments from: "Whatever Lola wants" performed by Sarah Vaughan and written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross; "It's now or never" performed by Elvis Presley and written by Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold; "How Little We Know" performed by the Nick Perito Orchestra from the album "Muzak: Stimulus Progression 5"; and "In the Still of the Night" performed by The Five Satins and written by Fred Parris
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